WSET to hold first virtual Open House

WSET (the Wine & Spirit Education Trust) is to hold its first ‘virtual open house’ event on October 19 - 20 2022 as part of an ongoing drive to raise awareness of its qualifications within the global drinks trade. 

House of Suntory announces Raffaele Di Monaco as UK brand ambassador

Edrington UK has announced the appointment of its latest UK Brand Ambassador for the House of Suntory, Raffaele Di Monaco.

The UK drinks market key gin insights

The UK’s on-trade and hospitality outlets are preferring to serve leading brands of gin and tonic as their house products instead of supporting local and small-batch counterparts, as market researcher Shepper finds. 

The House of Angostura launches limited edition rum

The House of Angostura has launched its limited edition Angostura Zenith rum, joining its Private Cask Collection of mature rums.

Brands Report 2022: Irish whiskey

If you had to bet your house on one brand topping a list, it would probably be Jameson in the Irish whiskey category.

Brands Report 2022: Gin

Topping gin for seven of the last nine years, Tanqueray is once again king gin. The Diageo brand, famed for its juniper forward Tanqueray London Dry and Tanqueray No. Ten gins, was the house choice in 25% of the world’s best bars.

Brands Report 2022: Rum

The usual crowd have populated this year’s bestselling rum list. In fact, nine of the 10 brands remain a constant, with the first seven in the ranking identical to the previous year. 

The Essence House returns to Covent Garden for London Cocktail Week

The London Essence Company has announced that The Essence House pop-up is returning to Covent Garden throughout October for London Cocktail Week 2021.

Brands Report: Vodka

There’s been little change in the best sellers, with the top brands all holding, says Hamish Smith

Barack Obama has White House brewery

The Obama administration has confirmed that there is a microbrewery at the White House which produces a beer called White House Honey Ale. 

Appleton 50 Year Old

It was a glitteirng evening at Jamaica House in the island's capital, Kingston. A balmy evening in a superb setting.  The Jamaican prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, more than played her part in launching Appleton Estate Jamaican Independence Reserve, which coincides with the island's celebrations to mark ithe anniversary of 50 years of independence.

Ireland: Longueville House Cider launches

County Cork-based hotel, Longueville House, has launched a premium cider to the Irish market.

Mumm releases 2002 champagne in UK and Italy

G H Mumm has released its 2002 vintage champagne to the UK and Italy.